Dental Crowns in San Diego
Tooth decay, grinding teeth and dental trauma are just a couple of the problems that can affect the structural integrity of a tooth. In many cases when a tooth is severely weakened, placing a dental crown can restore the structure and function of the affected tooth. As an experienced prosthodontist, Dr. Richard Feinberg is the specialist for dental crowns San Diego has trusted for decades.
Do I need a Dental Crown?
Like the name implies, a dental crown is placed on top of a tooth. Crowns are cemented into place over a properly prepared tooth (or what remains of it) and are intended to be permanent fixture. Envision the dental crown as a cap that fully encases your entire existing tooth, from your gum line to the top of the tooth. It protects and saves your real tooth underneath which many find to be a far more preferable procedure than full tooth extraction, followed by an dental implant. Often a tooth is cosmetically damaged but still healthy. There is no benefit to removing this tooth, but a dental crown is an ideal cosmetic and structural solution. However, as noted below, crowns may be used in tandem with implants as well.
Crowns are placed for a variety of reasons, including:
- For people with serious dental decay that threatens the structural integrity of a tooth.
- In situations when a tooth is cracked, broken, or severely worn.
- To build up the strength of a tooth that already contains a large filling. In these situations, there is little natural tooth tissue left to give the tooth strength, necessitating a dental crown.
- To keep a dental bridge in place, filling a gap made by missing teeth.
- For people with a tooth that is severely misshapen or discolored, a crown provides a more attractive external covering for the tooth.
- Crowns are placed to cover dental implants, which are a permanent solution to missing teeth.
Same Day Crowns San Diego Trusts
Typically, receiving a dental crown takes two or three visits, sometimes more. However, Dr. Feinberg provides the best same day crowns San Diego, and it’s surrounding communities, has available. Not all procedures can be completed same day, but many can. Schedule a consultation today to discover if you are a candidate for a same day dental crown.
The best dentist for dental crowns in San Diego. I was in so much pain from my tooth, and I was completely fixed up with a crown in one visit and back to work that day! I will continue to have all my dental work done by Dr. Feinberg from now on. Thanks for everything! -Anne F.
What can I expect receiving a dental crown?
After working out a comprehensive plan for one tooth or an entire new smile, Dr. Feinberg will reduce the size of the tooth in question to ensure that the crown fits properly. After taking an impression of your teeth, a dental crown will be custom created that is the perfect fit for your mouth and smile. This ensures that your bite and chewing abilities are normal and your tooth enjoys renewed structural integrity. It’s coloring will match your existing teeth, or if you are also receiving porcelain veneers, your entirely new and brilliant smile will be coordinated with a fresh and natural white color.
After the dental crown is created, it is carefully and gently placed over the shaped tooth. Final adjustments are made to ensure a perfect fit. Special dental cement keeps the crown in place, allowing you to resume your regular activities without every having to worry about it coming loose.
As with any cosmetic dental procedure, before a dental crown is installed, a full general dental examination is recommended as the first step, with any gum disease treatment, cavity repair and mercury/amalgam removal being included in the treatment plan.
As a quick aside, traditional silver fillings actually contain mercury, which has been linked to health issues. Cracked or worn silver fillings may release mercury into your body, where it can accumulate and cause a variety of problems to physical health. We recommend mercury removal, which should be done by a specialist like Dr. Feinberg, before any cosmetic procedures are undertaken.
Once the overall tooth health is secured, the dental crown procedure will begin. A coordinated dental health plan, will increase the longevity and success of both the general and cosmetic dental procedures.
The Best Dental Crowns San Diego Has to Offer
As a prosthodontist, Dr. Feinberg received several years of advanced training above and beyond his regular dental medicine degree. This included training in creating attractive and structurally sound crowns, matching tooth color, and result in the beautiful and confident smile you have always desired. This experience makes him the top provider of dental crowns, cosmetic and general dentistry in San Diego.
If you’re looking for same day crowns San Diego residents have trusted for years, contact us today to set up a consultation.